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Small-scale Mining, Rural Subsistence, and Poverty in West Africa

Edited By Gavin Hilson

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  • Synopsis
    This book aims to facilitate a radical change in the way in which policies and support services are implemented for ASM by underscoring the importance of improving understanding of the industry’s population and industry dynamics. Focusing upon the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the book raises important questions concerning the general approach taken to deliver support for ASM, and presents findings from community-based research, a key to strengthening industry policy and assistance.
  • Table of Contents
    FOREWORD by Ian Smillie, Partnership Africa Canada, Ottawa
    Introduction: Resuscitating the Policy and Research Agendas for Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining
    1. Section 1: Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in West Africa – An Overview of the Issue
    2. Poverty and Economic Development in West Africa: An Historical Analysis
    3. Poverty and Artisanal Mining in West Africa
    4. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in West Africa: An Overview of Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues
    5. Mercury: An Agent of Poverty in West Africa’s Small-Scale Gold Mining Industry
    6. Fostering cooperation between small- and large-scale gold miners in West Africa
    7. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in West Africa: Achieving Sustainable Development through Environmental and Human Rights Law
    8. Section 2: Country Case Studies – Francophone West Africa
    9. Artisanal Mining in Mali: An Overview of the Issues
    10. Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mines in Burkina Faso: Today and Tomorrow
    11. Artisanal Gold Mining in Burkina Faso: Permits, Poverty and Perceptions of the Poor in Sanmatenga, The ‘Land of Gold’
    12. Artisanal Gold-Mining in Northern Benin: A Socio-Cultural Perspective
    13. Section 3: Country Case Studies – Anglophone West Africa
    14. Diamonds, poverty and war in Sierra Leone
    15. Reflections on the Political Economy of Artisanal Diamond Mining in Kono District, Sierra Leone
    16. Integrative Perspectives on Diamond Mining and Public Health in Akwatia, Ghana
    17. Socio-Economic, Environmental and Policy Implications of Alluvial Diamond Mining in the Birim
    18. ‘Live and Let’s Live’ – The Relationship between Artisanal/Small-Scale and Large-scale miners in Ghana: The Abosso Goldfields’ Experience
    19. Strained relations: a critical assessment of the mining conflict in Prestea, Ghana
    20. Addressing the Environmental Challenges of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Nigeria
    Postscript: Progress on the Horizon?
  • Endorsements
    'A wealth of Information' Dr Nellie Mutemeri , Mintek, South Africa.

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    Editor Gavin Hilson
    Number of Pages 320